Aussie Sharks

Aidan Roach

Aidan Roach

Personal Details

Given name: Aidan

Family name: Roach

Date of birth: 07/09/90

City of birth: Sydney, NSW

Height: 186cm

Weight: 88kg

Home town and State: East Ryde, NSW

Club/team: Drummoyne Devils and Ferencvaros (HUN)

National League team: Drummoyne Devils

International debut: 2009

Playing position: Driver

Handedness: Right

Preferred cap number: 6

Major achievements:

  • Olympic Games: 7th, London, England, 2012
  • FINA World Championships: 8th, Barcelona, Spain, 2013; 9th, Shanghai, China, 2011
  • FINA World League: 4th, FINA World League Finals, Nis, Serbia, 2010; 6th, FINA World League Finals, Florence, Italy, 2011; 7th, FINA World League Finals, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012
  • Other Competitions: 1st, Danube Cup, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013; 1st, World University Games, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009; 2nd, Vodafone Cup, Budapest, Hungary, 2012; 5th, Cosenza Trophy, Cosenza, Italy, 2012; 6th, FINA World Cup, Oradea, Romania, 2010

General Information

Occupation: Student

Uni Course: Exercise Science/Human Movement

Institution: ACPE, NSW

Marital status: Single

Age when began competing in your sport: 9

Where did you begin competing: Drummoyne, NSW

Most memorable sporting achievement: Winning gold at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia in 2009 and competing at the 2012 London Olympics

Any relatives/spouses who have competed internationally: Yes

If so, who and what sports: My father Steve Roach played rugby league and my brother played schoolboys rugby union

Any relatives/spouses who are famous for things other than water polo: My father Steven Roach played rugby league for NSW and Australia and is in the media as a commentator

What made you choose this sport: I liked it

Who is the most influential person in your sporting career and why: My mother because she took me to training

What are your ambitions both during and after your sporting career: To go to the Olympics and win gold and have a successful job and happy family

I dream of: Above

What is your proudest sporting moment: Being picked in my first Australian team and competing at the 2012 London Olympics


Drink: Water

Food: Mum’s cooking

Movies: Snatch

Songs: Jessie’s Girl, Summer of ‘69

Sporting team: Drummoyne Devils, Balmain Tigers Rugby League team

Place to travel for water polo: Italy

Place to travel for pleasure: Lake Conjola

Thing to do on a day off: Chill with my mates and brothers


Beach / Movie: Beach

Pizza / Salad: Pizza

Rap / Rock: Rap

Summer / Winter: Summer

Drive / Be driven: Be driven

Talk / Listen: Positive chat

Shorts / Jeans: Double denim